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Embattled German president finds a receptive audience, at last

The Associated Press reports from BERLIN:

Germany's president and its biggest-selling newspaper traded blows Thursday over whether he tried to prevent it from publishing a report on a controversial private loan, adding to the embattled head of state's troubles.

President Christian Wulff has faced intense pressure to explain himself since it emerged that he left an angry message Dec. 12 on the voicemail of Bild newspaper's editor-in-chief Kai Diekmann — the day before the story appeared. Continue reading.

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